Baraka Fortson

December 2018
Baraka was admitted to Neema village on November 19, 2018, weighing 7 kg (15 lbs.) He was abandoned in a village called Likiding’a near the city of Arusha. He was discovered early one morning by children on their way to school. When they heard Baraka screaming, they ran to see what was going on, then seeing the baby by himself, they ran for help. The village chairman called social welfare, who told the people to keep the baby for one week to see if the mother would come back. After one week no one had come to claim the baby, so Neema Village was called to help. The social workers decided to name him Baraka (Blessing.) He has become our number 5 Baraka. We pray that he will grow up to be a Blessing to everyone, and that Neema Village will be a Blessing to him, and that some good family in Tanzania will adopt him.
You can be a blessing to Baraka by sponsoring him.

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
David Platt